AMP Guide to the WildStar Online Stalker Class

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Article below only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.

Stalkers have two main roles for PVE in Wildstar: Tank and DPS. This AMP Guide explores a DPS build, which creates synergies with Critical Hit, Stealth, and Positional attacks. Although the full value of Strikethrough and Armor Pierce aren’t known, I imagine they’ll be vital enough to buy. Therefore, this Stalker AMP Guide puts points into first tier AMPs to buff Strikethrough but no further, as most raids will have an Esper class debuffing the boss’s deflection.

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Wildstar’s AMP system, like talents in other games, is a combination of flexibility and rigidity. Early tiers have limited choices and won’t vary much between builds. DPS Stalkers will fill all ranks in the first Assault tier, increasing Critical Hit, Assault Power, and Critical Severity. Higher tiered Assault and Hybrid AMPs have greater impact on our DPS.

In the second Assault tier, I selected Killer Instinct, Onslaught and Brutality Master. The first two exploit Critical Hit and the Stalker’s ability to stay behind the target, empowering him/her with Critical Hit and Assault Power resulting in faster grinding and better leveling. These are solid choices, but Brutality Master is only as good as one’s brutality stat. It could be replaced with Devastate, essentially an “execute” ability and may be necessary for bosses with enrage mechanics. In the final Assault tier, only Fatal Wounds, which creates synergies with Critical Hit AMPs and stats, is worth the six points. Neither Clone nor Battle Mastery looked useful or reliable.

Assault/Utility and Assault/Support AMPs have interesting choices for Stalkers. I skipped PVP oriented AMPs, and I ignored Lifesteal; Stalkers have Cooldowns for taking damage. Within Assault/Utility, I chose Armor Pierce and Cuthroat. While it’s not settled how useful Armor Pierce will be at endgame, Cuthroat’s extra damage warrants the points required to unlock it.

In Assault/Support’s first tier, I took Strikethrough. It is likely the first stat DPSers cap, and investing here means not putting it on gear. In tier two, Unfair Advantage and Stealth Mastery ensure more, cheaper critical Impales. Finally, my last pick is Enabler, which adds efficiency to Stalker skill rotations.

In this AMP guide to the Stalker, I created a build that relies on positional attacks, exploits Critical Hits, and uses Stealth to increase efficiency and allow more frequent use of our primary nukes. While the base of the build will probably remain consistent from fight to fight, there’s flexibility in the higher AMP tiers to tailor the build to particular scenarios.

Article above only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.

Gameplay Guide for the Wildstar Stalker

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Article below only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.

Gameplay Guide for the Wildstar Stalker

The Stalker is a unique character class in Wildstar Online. The character does not have any ranged weapons, and instead focuses on the use of “claws”. These claws can be of varying lengths, and can have different effects. The character can be played similar to an assassin in other games, but does not have to be played in that manner. The Stalker is not fully comparable to another character class in another game, but does have some overlap in the job that the character can fill in a party. The two main jobs this character can fill in a party are damage dealer or tank.

The first way to build this class is to be a damage dealer because of its high damage per second (DPS) ratio in upper levels. This allows for him to be the primary damage dealer in a party. If you add back up support characters, such as the Medic class, which are increasing his ability and healing him, he can do a significant amount of damage and help a party achieve victory. The key to building a character in this way is to focus on damage dealing skills and abilities. Also, it is important to have a party where everyone understands the role that each person should be playing.

The second way to use this character is as a tank. A tank is the character that can inflict some damage, but his primary purpose is to absorb the enemies damage, so that those characters with high DPS can continue to attack the enemy. These characters are great at this because they deal with up close damage, and they can be built in such a way that they have quite of bit of HP and high defense skills. A character in this role will need support characters prolonging his life for as long as possible.

It may be possible to blend these two roles into one for solo play. This would allow for the character to do some questing by himself. The WildStar Stalker played in this way would be less effective in either role, but he would be more flexible over all. Playing the character in this third way would be more difficult and is probably a better idea for more experienced players. This class has a unique twist, and would be really fun to play. The flexibility of the class, which has been mentioned in wildstarclasses.com too, allows it to be used in the two ways mentioned above.

Article above only discusses some portion of the stalker in Wildstar Online. A more extensive discussion can be found in this digital book here. It was put together by pro players and serves as a game walkthrough and leveling guide that aims to help players creating a strong character and reaching level cap within a week. I would recommend you getting a copy for yourself.